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Founded in 1859, University of Michigan Law School is one of the oldest law schools in the nation. In 1870, Michigan became the first major law school to admit a woman and the second to confer a law degree on an African American. In 1871, its graduate Sarah Killgore became the first woman with a law degree in the nation to be admitted to the bar. Great pride is taken in the school’s non privileged inception.
Today, Michigan Law is renowned for its top-ranked graduate schools in business, medicine, engineering, music, social work, public policy and, of course, law.
University of Michigan Law School
625 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215
Early decision deadline of December 15.
Regular decision deadline of February 15 with decisions made on a rolling basis.
Number of 2016 applicants: 4,335
Number of 2016 matriculants: 267
LSAT (median): 168
GPA (median): 3.76
LSAT (25 to 75 percentile): 164 to 169
GPA (25 to 75 percentile): 3.54 to 3.87
In-state tuition (2016-2017): $53,112
Out-of-state tuition (2016-2017): $56,112
Room, board and other: $18,550
Estimated in-state cost of attendance: $71,662
Estimated out-of-state cost of attendance: $74,662
Students who receive grants: 77.8%
Median grant amount: $15,000
University of Michigan Law School does not offer conditional scholarships.
Bar passage differential: 16.82%
Transfers out: 3
Net transfers: 12